Estimate of the carbon footprint of astronomical research infrastructures

  title={Estimate of the carbon footprint of astronomical research infrastructures},
  author={Jurgen Knodlseder and Sylvie Brau-Nogu'e and M Coriat and P. Garnier and Annie Hughes and Pierrick Martin and Luigi Tibaldo},
The carbon footprint of astronomical research is an increasingly topical issue with first estimates of research institute and national community footprints having recently been published. As these assessments have typically excluded the contribution of astronomical research infrastructures, we complement these studies by providing an estimate of the contribution of astronomical space missions and ground-based observatories using greenhouse gas emission factors that relates cost and payload mass… 
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